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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 202010

PT Cruiser

  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. While driving various speeds with the fog lamp light illuminated there was a burning rubber smell. The following day, while driving approximately 35 mph she also smelled burning rubber; however, after she parked the vehicle smoke was coming from the vehicle. The dealer was contacted and they stated that several PT CRUISER exhibited the identical failure which was caused by a switch in the steering column. The manufacturer stated that their special investigation unit will contact her to see what caused the smoke. They also advised her not to have the vehicle repaired or towed. The failure and current mileages were 51,000.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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